There aren’t too many people in the world who don’t like candles, right?! We all have them in our homes, from small tea lights to large pillar candles. But how many of us actually think carefully about where to put them in our home?
When we buy a piece of art we spend hours agonizing over which wall to put it on, what level to hang it at and which, of the many, gadgets and gizmos to use to keep it on the wall without it crashing to the floor as soon as we turn our backs.
Yet when we buy a candle, we tend to put it down on whatever surface happens to be clear at the time, without really giving much thought to it.
So, to help you to style your candles in your home here are 5 ways to decorate your home with candles.
1. Coffee Table Tray
I love this trend of using trays filled with beautiful accessories to create a focal point in the sitting room. It also helps to encourage you to keep the coffee table from becoming a cluttered mess, and in our home it deters the 7 year old from using it as an extension of her LEGO table!!
2. Mantelpiece Display
In our home, the mantelpiece dominates the room as it is completely black (still trying to convince the Mr. to paint it!!). This isn’t helped by having a north-facing sitting room which makes it very dark. So, we try to combat this by having a large mirror above the fireplace to bounce light, and lots of candles!! The room always looks at its best at Christmas when the glow of the fairy lights and the flicker of the candles around the room makes it feel warm and cosy.
3. Window Display
Here in Ireland we have a lovely old tradition of keeping a candle lit in the window at Christmas, to welcome passerby’s into our home. I often think the windows of a house are like the face of the home, some are friendly, some are not. Candles in the window help to create that welcoming vibe. They also act as a security feature, letting would-be intruders know, that on a Winters night when the house is all dark, there is still life behind the drawn curtains.
4. Bookshelf Display
Bookshelves can be dark, overlooked areas in a home so adding the glow of a candle, helps to highlight and draw attention to those wonderful books.
5. Bedside Table
To prevent said man from interrupting my beauty sleep, he has a LED candle beside his bed, which I light every night before I settle. This allows him to reach the bed without bashing his shins and stubbing his toes on the way!
There are so many places to use candles in the home, we just need to spend a few minutes considering how it fits with the aesthetic of the room and how it works with the other items around it.
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